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If you thought that the Equifax breach was a big deal, you ain't seen nothing yet. A Florida-based marketing firm called Exactis -- a little known company that specializes in data aggregation -- unknowingly exposed its database in a way that anyone who knew where to look would be able access all of its contents. The database was stored on a publicly accessible server, and within it were detailed records on 230 million Americans and 110 million businesses. Security researcher Vinny Troia of Night Lion Security is credited with discovering the gaping hole in Exactis' database, and told Wired, "It seems like this is a database with pretty much every US citizen in it. I don’t know where... Read more...